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We'll Know When We Get There

So far, they walked for hours
Though the hills and the fields looked the same
So far, so many hours
In the wind, cruel sun, freezing rain
How far? How many hours?
Even saints need signs now and then

Might as well come looking with you
I've seen the magic in your eyes
I've got nothing left here
Might as well come running for the ride

We'll know when we get there
The view will amaze you, brush your feelings away
We'll know when we get there
The light will surround you, brush your feelings away

"Fair point" the doubters grumbled
"And it too late now to walk away"
"But false goals and fractal journeys
For your blind faith will be the price you pay"
Putting doubt aside, they walked for hours

Though every point on the path brought them pain

Might as well come looking with you
I've seen the magic in your eyes
I've got nothing left here
Might as well come running for the ride

We'll know when we get there
The view will amaze you, brush your feelings away
We'll know when we get there
The light will surround you, brush your feelings away


Written By:
A. Flett
 
Found On:
Running Girl
Running Girl US
Running Girl Japan
 
Quotes:
Andy: I've had the pieces in my mind for a while, but it was only recently that what the song should be about popped into my head. On the surface, it's about a group of people who hear from a mad guru that there's this amazing sight that they're just got to see, but it'll take a good walk to get to see it. So they set off, gathering followers... but as they journey through the landscape, they grumble because after every corner and blind horizon, the scenery is just more of the same. Gradually they tire and wonder out loud, are they fools for following the mad guru on what appears to be a wild goose chase, through the wind, cruel sun and freezing rain? In the chorus, the guru reassures the tribe that they'll only know whether the trip was actually worth it once they've got there and seen the wonderful sight. Initially I was having a wee dig at guru Dan, because he was in the process of setting up RotoDisc and I felt like a follower who needed a bit more evidence that we were on the right path, after all the blood, sweat and tears of the past. In the back of my mind I was thinking about how you view your life's work at various stages, or possibly, deeper down, I was giving a nod to spirituality and it's mysterious requirements. Producer Dan opted for a fade out with means you'll never hear the final verse which is almost a shame because I wanted to express the final acceptance that we'll never reach where we're going because there is nowhere to reach, but by all means, enjoy the ride.


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